Take a break from studying and you typically go for a walk. Maybe watch a little television or listen to some music. Perhaps grab something to eat.
While the vast majority of Rice players are from the state of Texas, there are few who are more comfortable saying, “Good day, eh,” rather than, “Howdy, pardner.” That’s because the Owls have three starters who are from Canada: senior tight end Luke Willson, junior defensive tackle Hosam Shahin and redshirt freshman defensive tackle Christian Covington.
The typical college bowl game requires months of strenuous planning and organizing. For a game like the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, the planning goes much deeper than just preparing for a football game.
Sonoma County, Calif.-based winery Murphy-Goode has joined forces with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game. Murphy-Goode will serve as the bowl’s official wine partner as well as the presenting sponsor of the bowl’s ESPN VIP Party. This marks the first year that Murphy-Goode will be joining the list of Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl corporate sponsors.
Of the 24 Football Bowl Subdivision coaches hired for the 2007, only four remain in place as of today. The list includes Troy Calhoun of Air Force and David Bailiff of Rice along with Mark Dantonio of Michigan State and Nick Saban of Alabama. Here is the list as of December 12.
Two of the most pleased persons in the TCU Bud Lite Platinum Club Tuesday afternoon were Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl executive director Brant Ringler and Bell Helicopter CEO and former U.S. Military Academy (West Point) linebacker John Garrison.
It’s not how you start, but how you finish. The phrase is applicable in life and even more so in football, and the 2012 Rice Owls proved it once again. Head Coach David Bailiff’s group stumbled out of the gate to start the campaign, posting a 1-5 record through the halfway point of the season. Fortunately, Rice righted the ship and closed strong down the stretch, finishing with four consecutive wins and five out of their last 6.